|Asst Prof Nanci Takeyama|
School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Phone: (+65)6513 8246
Office: ART 2-5
- PhD Kobe Design University 2005
- MDes Kyushu University 2003
- BA (Architecture & Urbanism) Sao Paulo University 1989
|Dr. Nanci Takeyama has received her Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Sao Paulo University, Master of Design from Kyushu University and Ph.D. in Design Research from the Kobe Design University. |
In her commercial career she has worked at very prestigious design offices such as: DPZ-Sao Paulo (supervised by Alexandre Wollner, former student of Max Bill and Otl Aicher), Nippon Design Center- Tokyo (with Uehara Masashi, designer of the Toyota corporate identity), and Swiss typographer Helmut Schmid ( former student of Emil Ruder). She also owned her own design office in Sao Paulo, with major corporate clients such as Sadia Foods, Votorantin, Camil fodds among others. Nanci's design works have been featured in several international design magazines and book such as, Design Discovery, Kyoto journal, Japan Typography Association Magazine, Graphics Saijiki and Japan Typography Association Annual.
As researcher Dr. Takeyama follows Prof. Sugiura Kohei's design philosophy, her mentor on graduate studies. Her main research is on the meaning of Asian traditional forms and their applications in contemporary design methodologies. Her research field link design and anthropology, philosophy, mythology, psychology, cosmology, to mention a few. Her first book, "Mountain floats to connect this world and the other", co-authored with Professor Sugiura Kohei and other acclaimed researchers on Asian design, was published in December 2012.
Prof. Takeyama is the founding director of 'design for', a group engaged in utilising scholarly research, to advocate cultural understanding and preservation by using design as a dialogue. Through this dialogue, 'design for' aims to translate, reinterpret, adapt, and try out new ideas and forms in traditional crafts for contemporary living. By sharing cultural information 'design for' aims to promote ethical consumerism and sustainable living with the communities it partners in Asia, for more www.designfor.co
|Three main research interests:|
On meanings of traditional form, Sophia Perennis
Preservation of Asian traditional arts and crafts, heritage management
Design for social innovation, Design Thinking
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2012-)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2013-)
- NTU Internal Funding - New Initiative Funding - New Silk Road (2011-)
- RCC (2009-)
|Current Projects |
- Design for and with communities: a trans-disciplinary project for social innovation
- From Anthropology To Design, A Heritage Management
- In search for a methodology, on the study of Semantics of traditional forms in Asia
- The meaning of traditional forms/symbols in Palaquins in Bali
- Visual culture identity in Singapore;a design exploration, exchange and dialogue withSoutheast Asian cultural heritage
- Huang Koo-pin, Nanci Takeyama, Kohei Sugiura, Kirti Trivedi, Sone Simatrang,. (2012). Mountain Floats to Connect This World and the Other. Research Institute of Asian Design.
- Nanci Takeyama. (2011). The Stupa, its shape and meaning in the SilkroadArchi-cultural translations through the Silkroad. (pp. 144-153)..
- Nanci Takeyama. (2011, July). Bade, the funeral palanquin in Bali. Paper presented at International Symposium on Floats and Palanquins, a point of view of East Asia, Kokuhakuin University, Tokyo.
- Nanci Takeyama. (2011, June). Holy Mountains and Waters in Balinese Cosmology. Paper presented at 4th South And Southeast Asia Association For The Study Of Culture And Religion, Royal University of Bhutan.
- Nanci Takeyama. (2010). Waters and Mountains in Balinese Palanquins. Research Institute of Asian Design, 01, 48-51.